Oral Answers to Questions — B.B.C. (Parliamentary Questions)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd April 1951.

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Photo of Sir Alexander Spearman Sir Alexander Spearman , Scarborough and Whitby 12:00 am, 23rd April 1951

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is now responsible for answering Questions on matters of general policy affecting operations of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Lewisham South

I have been asked to reply. For the time being, Questions on this subject, of a kind which cannot appropriately be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General, should be put down to my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Photo of Sir Alexander Spearman Sir Alexander Spearman , Scarborough and Whitby

As the Postmaster-General has not yet succeeded in bringing about any improvement of the persistently bad reception on the Yorkshire coast, would the right hon. Gentleman himself give an assurance that he will have technical inquiries made, and made before October when, I understand, he intends once more to give himself the pleasure of a visit to Scarborough?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Lewisham South

That has hardly anything to do with the Question on the Paper. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would put it down.

Photo of Sir Spencer Summers Sir Spencer Summers , Aylesbury

Would the right hon. Gentleman say what he means by the phrase "for the time being"?